Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Clean Water and its Human Rights and Health Implications Panel

A Dwindling, Precious Resource: Access to Clean Water and its Human Rights and Health Implications

WHEN    June 20, 2013 3-4:30PM

WHERE     Wheelock College
200 The Riverway Boston, Massachusetts 02215

An estimated 780 million people in the world lack access to clean water and 3.4 million, nearly all in the developing world, die annually from water related disease.  Short of death, people can ingest water-borne parasites that cause diseases such as river blindness.  A Sudanese Lost Boy who experienced this first hand and is now helping his country rectify the situation, a leading expert on parasitic and tropical diseases who has worked extensively in Latin America and Africa, and an honored Wheelock alumna speak to the importance of aligning clean water to schools to ensure children can focus on their education.

Moderator: Janot Mendler de Suarez, Visiting Research Fellow, Boston University Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future

Panelists:
Frank Richards, Director, River Blindness Program, Lymphatic Filariasis Elimination Program, Schistosomiasis Control Program, and Malaria Control Program
Salva Dut, Founder and President of Water for South Sudan, Inc
Jackie Carnevali, Director and President of the Board, Navionic’s Education Foundation, India Wheelock College Alum, Class of 1970
Brian Concannon Jr., Director, Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti

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